Friday 22nd March 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT SKUA on the river off of the Dumbles this afternoon. (Roberta Goodall). Almost certainly this bird was drifting upstream on the tide past Beachley at 7:40m. (Frank Williams). Three GARGANEYS (2m, 1f) on South Lake early morning but flew off at 9:10am. Also two MEDITERRANEAN GULLS. (Ian Hull). Later a pair of GARGANEYS from Robbie Garnett hide. (Neil Smart). A MARSH HARRIER from Zeiss hide. (Dot Jones). Two Knot from Zeiss hide. (Phil Pope).

Frampton     Three GARGANEYS (2m, 1f) on the northernmost of Splatt flashes just S of Saul Warth viewed from the canal towpath from 10:05am until early afternoon at least, possibly the South Lake birds. (MK). Pic by Mike.

Garganeys 220319

At the pools this morning a Red Kite over, a male Goldeneye, a male Pochard, two male Shovelers, a pair of Mistle Thrushes collecting nesting material and the Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman). Later at the Sailing Lake four singing Chiffchaffs and 17 Sand Martins over. (Roy Bircher). Between 10:30-11am an OTTER swimming around near slipway. (David Poulton).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Four GARGANEYS (3m, 1f) this morning. Also seven Black-tailed Godwits. (Duncan Dine).

Saul Warth     The WATER PIPIT again today at 8am. (Richard Hearn).

Cheltenham     A male Red Crested Pochard by the island on the boating lake at Pittville Park this morning. (John Sanders). Pic by John.

Red Crested Pochard 220319

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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